The urgent request has been issued to freeze all institutional and formal collaborations. The same applies to establishing new formal and institutional collaborations with institutions in the Russian Federation and Belarus. This means that activities included in the collaborations will cease until further notice. This means, among other things, that no more financial transactions will be made and no more data and knowledge will be exchanged. It is ultimately up to the Dutch knowledge institution itself to decide on this.
In addition, there are European sanctions that prohibit, among other things, the transfer of dual-use technologies and of technology that can be used by the Russian defense and security sector, oil refining, aviation, and space industry. Providing technical assistance to Russia in these areas is also prohibited. Technical assistance may take the form of instructions, advice, training, transfer of practical knowledge or skills, or advisory services, and includes verbal assistance.